Center Spotlight | The U.S.-Russia Relationship under President Trump

For this month’s Center Spotlight we talked to Fellow Stephen Wegren, Professor of…

For this month’s Center Spotlight we talked to Fellow Stephen Wegren, Professor of Political Science & Director of International and Area Studies at SMU. Dr. Wegren, a Russia expert, teaches several political science courses, including one examining the historical relationship between U.S. and Russia. We asked him a few questions about the direction of that relationship under President Trump.

Center Spotlight | Victoria Farrar-Myers

This month’s spotlight is with Tower Scholars Program Director Victoria Farrar-Myers. Victoria…

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Victoria Farrar-Myers with her son in her chair at the Arlington City Council chambers.

This month’s spotlight is with Tower Scholars Program Director Victoria Farrar-Myers. Victoria sits on Arlington’s City Council and teaches classes within the Tower Scholars Program on public policy. Her research focuses on the democratic process and the separation of powers. We sat down with her to see what it’s like to wear two hats–one as a policymaker and another as a professor.

Center Spotlight | Jesus Canas

For this month’s spotlight the SMU Tower Center interviewed Fellow Jesus Canas,…

center spotlight jesus canasFor this month’s spotlight the SMU Tower Center interviewed Fellow Jesus Canas, a senior business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Canas analyzes regional economic growth, specializing on the border economy. He talked to us about the NAFTA renegotiation and the looming presidential election in Mexico.

Center Spotlight | Michael Lusztig

For this month’s Center Spotlight we interviewed Tower Center Associate Michael Lusztig…

For this month’s Center Spotlight we interviewed Tower Center Associate Michael Lusztig about his latest book, The Culturalist Challenge to Liberal Republicanism. In the book, Lusztig explores the risks multiculturalism poses to liberal democracy through examination of Mexican immigration to the United States and Islamic immigration to Europe. Lusztig is a professor of political science at SMU and received the Colin Powell Fellowship from the Tower Center to finish writing his book in 2017.

Center Spotlight | Matthew Wilson

This month’s Center Spotlight highlights Matthew Wilson, SMU Tower Center senior fellow, associate…

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Matthew Wilson lectures at an SMU Tower Center event.

This month’s Center Spotlight highlights Matthew Wilson, SMU Tower Center senior fellow, associate professor of political science, and founding director of the Center for Faith and Learning. We asked him about the changing role of religion in domestic politics and which area of the world he is most fascinated with currently.